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Thread: 2018 International Rally to be in Des Moines, Iowa July 12-15, 2018

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyhi2cfar View Post
    "I've finally found my tribe." Yes, it's somewhat about the quality of the facilities. And yes, it's somewhat about how many great riding roads are within easy striking distance. And all the vendors also make it nice. But mainly it's about the people. And all those bikes. And just sitting around in your "tent neighborhood" meeting people for the first time . . . that you've known all your life.

    ... Well spoken Mike - in your above quote #17.
    Looking forward to meeting you even this year in Salt Lake, or possibly as I pass through the "banks" during the Summer Solstice Celebration next month.

    "travel'n" john
    Funny you should say this. Sedalia was my first rally too, and haven't stopped going since. The only other time I've identified this much with a group of people was in the service. Hope to keep attending until the body can't do it anymore, so should have at least 20 or more "family" reunions left in the future, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weschmann View Post
    Funny you should say this. Sedalia was my first rally too, and haven't stopped going since. The only other time I've identified this much with a group of people was in the service. Hope to keep attending until the body can't do it anymore, so should have at least 20 or more "family" reunions left in the future, eh?
    I'm 64, but in relatively good shape for being 20 lbs overweight. I'm hoping to able to ride into mid 70s if not longer. And I plan on going to every national rally, as well as some regional ones. Find the Alaska tagged RRT at the rally and drop by to say hello.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dabubba View Post
    I'm 64, but in relatively good shape for being 20 lbs overweight. I'm hoping to able to ride into mid 70s if not longer. And I plan on going to every national rally, as well as some regional ones. Find the Alaska tagged RRT at the rally and drop by to say hello.
    THAT is my thinking exactly .... WELL into my 70's. Heck it may be on a Vespa but riding is riding!
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    Pork Tenderloin sandwich

    Quote Originally Posted by jandhumphreyme View Post
    I think it's a great selection, then again any destination is OK with me for a bike ride. Like glenfiddich said, lots of small towns and old forgotten highway's between Maine and Iowa, maybe I can see a few more of them. Pork tenderloin sandwiches too, ummmm.
    When you get to Des Moines, go get a pork tenderloin at Smitti's on Army Post Road near the airport. It is the best.

    Bill in Phoenix

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyhi2cfar View Post
    Question is... will the sweet corn be ready? Cause after seeing this bunch go through it a couple states east of Iowa, "back in the day"... we're gonna need plenty of it!

    This should be a fine venue, with nice country road travel offered from all directions.

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    On the farm over here in Kentucky the saying for a good year of sweet corn was it had to be "high as an elephant's eye by the 4th of July." Should be a good time to butter and roast some corn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kychris02 View Post
    On the farm over here in Kentucky the saying for a good year of sweet corn was it had to be "high as an elephant's eye by the 4th of July." Should be a good time to butter and roast some corn.
    My father-in-law used to say "knee high by the 4th of July" But that was for Jersey corn!
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    Quote Originally Posted by billspurgeon View Post
    When you get to Des Moines, go get a pork tenderloin at Smitti's on Army Post Road near the airport. It is the best.

    Bill in Phoenix

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    Quote Originally Posted by billspurgeon View Post
    When you get to Des Moines, go get a pork tenderloin at Smitti's on Army Post Road near the airport. It is the best.

    Bill in Phoenix
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    Looking ahead to 2019 Rally Location or Zone?

    I like to look forward to things I can actually accomplish. Can anyone in the know shed light on probable location or at least the zone of the country for 2019 please?

    thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by markmacrae View Post
    I like to look forward to things I can actually accomplish. Can anyone in the know shed light on probable location or at least the zone of the country for 2019 please?

    thanks,

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    Colorado please!
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    Fargo here we come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Fargo here we come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Fargo here we come.
    The bad news is that with everything south of the Mason-Dixon Line usually ignored because "It's too hot. Wah Wah." (Oh hell - those of us who are 'Doomsburg Veterans' would probably show up for a National in Death Valley - just no 'flaming cars' in the finale - OK?!), Fargo stands a good chance.

    The good news is that I haven't heard any Fargo rumors (other than the one Paul just started), and considering that 2019 is probably next to being inked, that's a relief.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Fargo here we come.
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